Border trio shows pluck in ambush

BORDER trio Shaun Asquith, Matthew Rudd and Jason Edmondstone were the top players for the Bushrangers who went down 58-0 to the Warwick Cowboys in the Sinclair Byrne Benefit on Saturday.

Border president Steve McEvoy said he was impressed 28 Border players wanted to be involved in the encounter at Father Ranger Oval.

“It gave us a chance to look at a few players and we saw enough to know they are suitable for a development squad,” McEvoy said.

Asquith, a former Tenterfield and now Texas player, was strong at fullback for the Bushrangers.

McEvoy was impressed with the enthusiasm of Stanthorpe prop Matthew Rudd who returned to the field after an early head clash with Cowboys prop Cameron Mulcahy.

“Texas prop Jason Edmondstone made a 40-metre dash in the first four minutes of play and went well,” McEvoy said.

He said some basic errors in their own 22 had cost his side dearly.

While Butch Smith, of Tenterfield, was coach on Saturday, Peter Shatte is coach for the representative season after co-coaching Stanthorpe with his son Nathan to the A-grade grand final win against Killarney last season.



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